bowler

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 [ˈbəʊlər]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
bowl•er1 /ˈboʊlɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Sporta person who bowls.
  2. SportCricket. the player who throws the ball to be played by the batsman.

bowl•er2 /ˈboʊlɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. British Terms, Clothing derby (def. 3). Also,  ˈbowl•er ˌhat. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bowl•er1  (bōlər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta person who bowls, esp. a participant in a bowling game, as candlepins or tenpins.
  2. Sport[Cricket.]the player who throws the ball to be played by the batsman.
  • bowl2 + -er1 1490–1500

bowl•er2  (bōlər),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.]
  1. British Terms, Clothingderby (def. 5).
  • bowl1 + -er1 1860–65


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bowler /ˈbəʊlə/ n
  1. one who bowls in cricket
  2. a player at the game of bowls
bowler /ˈbəʊlə/ n
  1. a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim
    US and Canadian name: derby
Etymology: 19th Century: named after John Bowler, 19th-century London hatter



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